GE top burners

Old 10-07-08, 06:32 AM
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GE top burners

2006 Gas Ge 317b6641p001 stove. Top burners won't ignite. Gas is present. Spark seems to be present too. One burner finally ignited but, three others won't, except with lighter. Odd for all to go at one time?

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Old 10-13-08, 05:41 AM
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Hello Lance and Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

If the pilot or spark igniter is between two burners or down below a burner, chances are the ignition ports on the side of each the burner is restricted or plugged.

Ignition ports are the tiny holes on the side of each burner. Gas coming out of those holes lights the burner from either a pilot flame or a spark igniter. Clean out the holes using a pin but do not enlarge them.

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